Mark this under the “duh” category. A researcher has found that children behave better when they’re allowed to move at least once a day. Sadly, 30% of the kids in the study were allowed somewhere between 0 and 15 minutes of recess all day. One first grade class in particular had only one 10-minute break all morning and the kids were not allowed to talk or move from their seats during this “break.”
Another news story talks about how public school children don’t get any opportunities for socialization any more because they have no breaks like recess to practice their social skills. Socialization, huh? I’m not even touching that one.